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This is the second post in a series I am writing all about surface pattern design and running your own business. If you haven’t already, go back and read the first post about why I chose surface pattern design! Now if you got the bug like I did to make

Pattern Design Story – Dot’s Spots

Dot’s Spots is one of my most-loved repeat pattern designs that I created last year – this is the pattern design story! It is inspired by one of my favourite underwater creatures – the leopard shark. Leopard sharks are just beautiful animals to see underwater, they are calm and gentle

2021 Business Review

I’ve decided to make this a yearly habit, completing a business review of the previous year and then writing a second blog post about what I’m going to do differently this year. So 2021 was a great year for my business, not so much personally but I’ll get to that!

Pizazz Design Story

Say hello to my new pattern design – Pizazz! This pattern design came about when I was putting together an application for the Uppercase Surface Pattern Design Guide (side note – I didn’t get selected but there were sooo many applications, I can’t wait to get my hands on a

2021 goals and attitude!

After completing my 2020 business review I can see that while I achieved a few things, I was also not completely focussed and easily distracted, and often felt overwhelmed by what I thought I had to do.  So this year I knew I needed a different approach. Mostly it was

Summer Nights design process & inspiration

As part of my collaboration with Digital Fabrics, I was invited to write a blog post about my design process and the inspiration behind the designs featured in the ‘Summer Nights’ collection. Make yourself a cup of tea and head on over to the Digital Fabrics blog to read all

Bird of Paradiso Design Story

Bird of Paradiso is one of my designs in the ‘Summer Nights’ collection now available on a variety of fabrics through Digital Fabrics. This is the story behind the Bird of Paradiso design process. This design was created at the start of COVID lockdown here in Brisbane, when my daughter

Blue Lagoon Pattern Design Story

One of my pattern designs that is now available through Digital Fabrics is Blue Lagoon. This is a detailed and bold pattern in tones of Pantone’s Classic Blue, featuring tropical photographic motifs of hibiscus, shells, and foliage. I am really proud of this design as it has a fantastic three

Creativity in the time of covid

Or more accurately, how to do anything fun with a full time toddler! Hi everyone! Sorry it has been ages since my last post. Quite a lot has happened in the world since then – I hope you are all doing ok! I started writing this post a few weeks